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Michael G McClory

Michael G McClory

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Government Contracts

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About Me

My practice is divided between the representation of government contractors and the representation of employers in labor and employment matters. 


[a] Representation of government contractors - As a condition of contracting with the government, companies are subject to a variety of legal obligations.  In particular, federal contractors and subcontractors are subject to regulations enforced by the OFCCP (the US Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs).  The OFCCP has responsibility for enforcing the non-discrimination and affirmative action obligations that apply to federal contractors and subcontractors.  My practice in this specialized are includes:

  • representing contractors during OFCCP compliance audits (responding to notices of desk audits, guiding contractors through onsite audits, advocating for contractors in the conciliation process);

  • advising contractors regarding obligations under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and VEVRAA; and

  • assisting contractors with the design and implementation of affirmative action plans.


[b] Representation of employers in labor and employment matters - As labor and employment counsel, I both advise employers on employment law matters and defend employers in employment litigation.  My advice work covers the full field of employment law issues, including but not limited to:

  • ADA and similar state laws (reasonable accommodaton counseling, fitness for duty evaluations, and undue hardship analyses);

  • family leave counseling;

  • wage and hour advice;

  • military leave issues; and

  • personnel policies and practices.

My litigation defense work has resulted in numerous summary judgment and appellate victories.



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Employment & Labor: 60%
    26 years
  2. Government Contracts: 40%
    26 years

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Contact Info

Bullard Law

200 SW Market St., Suite 1900
Portland, OR, 97201


ILVoluntarily Inactive199305/14/2015
INInactive In Good Standing198905/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Shareholder/AttorneyBullard Law1997 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lake Oswego School District, Ad Hoc School Consolidation CommitteeMember2011 - 2011
Oregon Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group (OSWILG)President, Board of Directors2010 - Present
Lake Oswego Soccer ClubAssistant Coach2010 - 2010
Lake Oswego School District, Legal Budget CommitteeMember2009 - Present
Lake Oswego School District, Ad Hoc Reconfiguration CommitteeMember2006 - 2011
Lake Oswego Soccer ClubCoach2002 - 2005
Oregon Lawyers Against HungerTeam Captain2001 - Present
NW EEO/Affirmative Action Association (NW EEO/AAA)Member, Board of Directors2001 - 2008
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Oregon State BarMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Society of Human Resources ManagementMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
Bullard Law B-AlertWashington Supreme Court Holds That Washington's Medical Marijuana Act Provides No Job Protection2011
Bullard Law B-AlertBankruptcy Information And Credit History Almost Always Should Play No Role In Employment Decisions2011
Bullard Law B-AlertEmployers Beware: Automatic Termination Following Medical Leave Is Risky2011
Labor and Employment Law: Private Sector (Oregon State Bar Publications)Chapter 8 - Equal Employment Opportunity: Other Provisions2011
HR Magazine11th Circuit: Private Employment May Be Denied Based on Applicant’s Bankruptcy Filing2011
SDAO NewsletterEmployers Beware: Automatic Termination Following Medical Leave Is Risky2011
SHRM Court Reports11th Circuit: Private Employment May Be Denied Based on Applicant’s Bankruptcy Filing2011
Bullard Law B-AlertMedical Marijuana: Oregon Supreme Court Holds That Oregon Disability Disrimination Law Does Not Require Employers To Accommodate The Medical Use Of Marijuana2010
Bullard Law B-Alert"GINA" Update: The Employment Provisions Of "Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act" Are Now In Effect2009
SHRM Court Reports1st Circuit: Inconsistent Explanations for Termination Cited in Reversal of Judgment2009
Bullard Law B-AlertADA Amendments Act Will Redefine Disability2008
Bullard Law B-AlertAAP/EEO-1 Notebook: EEO-1 Survey Filing Deadline Fast Approaching2008
SHRM Court Reports5th Circuit: Promotion Was Unlawfully Denied2008
HR MagazineMedical Updates Served As Notice [under FMLA]2007
SHRM Court Reports7th Circuit: Medical history was enough to put employer on notice of need for FMLA leave2007
Bullard Law B-AlertTitle VII Update - Supreme Court Establishes "Reasonable Worker" Standard for Proving Unlawful Retaliation2006
Bullard Law B-AlertMedical Marijuana - Oregon Supreme Court Sidesteps Accommodation Question, but Sides with Employer in Holding That "Mitigating Measures" Must Be Considered Before Concluding That An Individual Is Disabled2006
Bullard Law B-AlertTitle VII Update - Stray Remarks By Decision-maker May Lead to Liability for Unlawful Race Discrimination2006
NW Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action AssociationDisability, Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process: Plain Language Answers to Common Questions2006
Bullard Law B-AlertChanges and Reminders: Minimum Wages, Pay Deductions for Weather-Related Absences, and E-Discovery in Litigation2006
Bullard Law B-AlertUSERRA: When To Return Servicemembers To Civilian Work Following Weekend Military Training2006
SHRM Court Reports7th Circuit: Off-hours travel time to required counseling is time worked2006
Bullard Law B-AlertFLSA News - Supreme Court Holds That Compensable Work Time Extends From the Donning to the Doffing of Safety Gear2005
Bullard Law B-AlertMedical Marijuana - US Supreme Court Sidesteps Employment Issues In Decision Upholding Controlled Substances Act2005
National Employment Law InstituteADA & FMLA Compliance Update: Medical Information and Confidentiality2005
National Employment Law InstituteADA & FMLA Compliance Update: Developments on Whether an Individual is ‘Qualified’ or Poses a ‘Direct Threat’2005
Bullard Law B-AlertMedical Marijuana After Washburn - When the State Says Yes, Employers Can't Say No2005
Labor Law JournalEmployers Beware: Personality Tests May Have A Mean Streak2005
OADC MagazineEmployers Beware: Personality Tests May Have A Mean Streak2005
HR MagazineTennessee nixes non-compete agreements for physicians2005
SHRM Court ReportsDC Circuit: Severe allergic itch does not substantially limit sleep since only the office triggers that reaction2005
Bullard Law B-AlertFMLA Update - Ninth Circuit Holds That The Right to Control Is The Key When Evaluating Joint Employer Coverage2003
Bullard Law B-AlertCalifornia Update - New Laws Make Employers Potentially Liable for Non-employee Sex Harassment of Employees and Require Employers to Provide for Health Insurance2003
Bullard Law B-AlertADA Update - Telecommuting May Be Coming To An Office Near You2003
Bullard Law B-AlertCalifornia Enacts Paid Family Care Leave2002
Bullard Law B-AlertThe Supreme Court Prepares for Summer Break - Employers Win! Court Upholds ADA Direct Threat to Self Defense2002
Bullard Law B-AlertADA Reasonable Accommodation Divides The Court - Seniority Systems "Ordinarily" Trump Accommodation Requests2002
Bullard Law B-AlertThe Supreme Court's First FMLA Decision Is A Win For Employers; and A Technical Case, With Practical Implications For Your Lawyer2002
Bullard Law B-AlertSupreme Court ADA Decision Focuses On Daily Life Activities2002
Supplement to Employment Discrimination Law, 3rd Edition"Employment Agencies" Chapter1998
California Labor & Employment Law QuarterlyRelationship of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and California Workers' Compensation Laws1994
National Employment Law InstituteThe Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990: A Comprehensive Analysis of Title I (co-author)1993
Employment Law StrategistRecent Developments from Around the StatesN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Notre DameLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Notre DameEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bullard Public Sector SymposiumMarijuana in the Workplace2015
Bullard Public Sector SymposiumVeteran's Preference2014
Office of Federal Contract Compliance ProgramsAudits2012
Northwest Equal Employment Opportunity SeminarEmployment Law Issues Related to Veterans Returning from Active Duty2012
Bullard RoundtableSupporting Our Veterans in the Workplace2012
Bullard Law Roundtable SeriesOFCCP, AAPs and Compliance Strategies2010
NWEEO Member SeminarUSERRA and Returning Vets - Reemployment, Discrimination, and Litigation2008
Bullard Law Summer Workshop SeriesWhat To Do When Investigators Attack: Tips for Responding Effectively when EEOC, BOLI or other Agencies Investigate or Audit Employers2008
NWEEO Member SeminarDisability, Reasonable Accommodation and the Interactive Process: Plain Language Answers to Common Questions2006
NWEEO Member SeminarAffirmative Action After Grutter v. Bollinger2003